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    There are many factors that affect how well your heart functions, including lifestyle habits, age, and family history. Take our Health Risk Assessment to find out where you stand. 

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Cardiac Care

Dominican Hospital offers the most comprehensive, nationally recognized heart program in the Monterey Bay region. Our services include prevention, diagnostic technology, cutting edge treatment, and rehabilitation. 

Nationally Recognized for Cardiac Care

  • Dignity Health Dominican Hospital has received a three-star rating for the quality of its coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), the highest designation possible.

  • Dominican Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation’s secondary prevention guidelines for patients with heart failure.

  • Healthgrades has named Dominican Hospital as one of American’s 100 best hospitals for coronary intervention and among the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide for cardiac surgery.

  • Dominican Hospital has twice received designation as a Blue Distinction® Center in the Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care program, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.


Comprehensive Cardiac Care

At Dominican Hospital, our doctors, cardiac specialists, and medical staff provide a complete range of cardiac services to help keep your heart beating strong.

  • Certified cardiac rehabilitation program
  • Dare to C.A.R.E.
  • Emergency diagnostic and interventional heart procedures available 24/7
  • Cardiac surgical services including minimally invasive procedures and peripherally inserted heart valves (TAVR)
  • Pacemaker and defibrillator implants
  • Patient navigator to assist with cardiac care planning
  • Peripheral procedures including aortic and peripheral stenting and repair
  • Rhythm control management

Fastest Heart Attack Response Times

When it comes to a heart attack, nothing is more important than fast access to expert care. Scientific studies have shown that heart attack recovery rates depend on rapid diagnosis and treatment to open a closed artery. At Dominican Hospital, Santa Cruz County’s only heart attack receiving center and Joint Commission accredited Chest Pain Center, our heart attack response rates are almost twice as fast as the national average. Learn More


Dominican Hospital is one of the select providers in the nation, and the only hospital in the Monterey Bay area, to offer patients a minimally invasive procedure for heart valve replacement. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) allows for valve replacement without opening a patient’s chest. Learn More

Cardiac Surgery

There are a variety of surgical procedures available at Dominican Hospital.  Learn More

Women's Heart Health

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease in women causes one in three deaths each year. It's the number one killer of women - affecting women at any age and at any time.  Learn More

Cardiac Rehab

Helping you live a healthy life is just one of our goals at Dominican Hospital. If you’ve suffered a heart attack or other heart ailments, or are recovering from a cardiac procedure, our cardiac rehabilitation program can help you achieve a more active lifestyle.  Learn More

Dare to C.A.R.E.

Dare to C.A.R.E. is a free heart and vascular disease education and screening program provided as a cooperative effort through Dominican Hospital and Dominican Hospital Foundation. If caught early, vascular disease can be treated to prevent serious problems such as heart attack or stroke, amputations, or even death.  Learn More

Learn More About Our Cardiac Care

To learn more about our services or to take our free heart risk assessment, please call us at 831.462.7707. To find a doctor who specializes in cardiac care, visit our online Find a Doctor tool.

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